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Pelagic distributions of marine birds off the northeastern United States

Kevin D Powers

Pelagic distributions of marine birds off the northeastern United States

by Kevin D Powers

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Center, National Technical Information Service [distributor] in Woods Hole, Mass, Springfield, VA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sea birds -- Northeastern States

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKevin D. Powers
    SeriesNOAA technical memorandum NMFS-F/NEC -- 27
    ContributionsNortheast Fisheries Center (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 201 p. :
    Number of Pages201
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL13607584M

    Pelagic Distributions of Marine Birds Off the Northeastern United States. The at-sea summertime distribution of marine mammals between South Africa and Antarctica was determined along eight. Seabirds are a vital part of marine ecosystems and are valuable indicators for ecosystem health. Most of the species of seabirds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and some are endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act.

      Pelagic Birds of the North Atlantic: An Identification Guide Paperback – 5 Aug. Pelagic birding is an increasingly popular pastime in both Europe and North America, with ever greater numbers of people taking boat trips offshore to see birds such as the various species of petrel, skua and shearwater. Reviewed in the United States /5(6). Marine Birds of the Eastern United States and the Bay of Fundy: Distribution, Numbers, Trends, Threats, and Management. Nuttall Ornithological Monographs No This monograph reviews the distribution and numbers of 83 marine species (31 breeding species) that occur regularly along the east coast of the US, in the Bay of Fundy, or in waters of.

      Pelagic Birding trip with Westport Seabirds, from Westport Washington. Gray's Canyon, Pacific Ocean Birding. The pelagic distribution and ecology of the Tufted Puffin has also been reasonably well documented throughout its range (Kuroda Kuroda, N. (). Observation on pelagic birds of the northwest Pacific Ocean. Condor Close Kuroda , Kuroda, N. (). Analysis of seabird distribution in the northwest Pacific Ocean.


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Pelagic distributions of marine birds off the northeastern United States by Kevin D Powers Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pelagic distributions of marine birds off the northeastern United States (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Kevin D Powers; Northeast Fisheries Center (U.S.).

Get this from a library. Pelagic distributions of marine birds off the northeastern United States. [Kevin D Powers; Northeast Fisheries Center (U.S.),]. About this book. Pelagic birding is an increasingly popular pastime in both Europe and North America, with ever greater numbers of people taking boat trips offshore to see birds such as the various species of petrels, skuas and shearwaters.

Analyses of the most abundant marine bird species in the eastern Bering Sea indicate that their distribution and abundance are the result of complex interactions between biotic and abiotic elements of the environment.

Of particular importance are the effects of ice systems, food availability, oceanographic frontal systems, and the location of suitable nesting sites. The Audubon’s Shearwater common to the western North Atlantic, breeds in the Bahamas and the Carribbean.

In nonbreeding season they migrate north, but remain in the warm slope waters off the northeastern United States. The North Pacific Pelagic Seabird Database (NPPSD) was created in to consolidate data on the oceanic distribution of marine bird species in the North Pacific.

Most of these data were collected on surveys by counting species within defined areas and at known locations (that is, on strip transects). Facilitative interactions among the pelagic community of temperate migratory terns, tunas and dolphins.

We studied habitat and behavioral interactions among the marine community of top pelagic predators over the Atlantic continental shelf, observed from shipboard surveys off the northeastern United by: Pelagic birds, such as the three albatrosses in the center, are joined by near shore gulls about 30 miles offshore.

The albatrosses roam the open ocean of the entire North Pacific, whereas these gulls are restricted to beaches and nearshore waters of the Pacific Northwest.

Beginning inlarge numbers of dead seabirds have been appearing on beaches in most marine areas of Alaska. Although seabird die-offs are known to occur sporadically (e.g.,/, and ) in Alaska, these recent die-offs have been distinguished from past events by their increased frequency, duration, geographic extent, and number of different species involved.

Petrels, Albatrosses, and Storm-Petrels of North America: A Photographic Guide. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ. Hardcover, $ (ISBN ) This is a book aimed for the lover of the open ocean and its flying `tubenose' inhabitants, and for the hardcore pelagic by:   In this paper I review recent, small-scale, process-oriented studies of the pelagic distribution of marine birds.

I examine the roles played by a variety of hydrographic features, including steep flow gradients (fronts) and water column stratification, in determining the abundance or availability of Cited by: When men settled on the land in the Northeast United States they cleared land and started raising crops for their families and for trade.

The birds in the area thrived in this manmade environment, taking advantage of the abundance of seed and the increase in the insect population/5(4). The book called "The Complete Birds of North America", is a book recommended to be part of any birders library.

This book covers all the native and vagrant species of birds seen on the North American Continent. It provides information on all the birds listed on the ABA bird list.

PELAGIC BIRDS OF THE SOUTHERN SOUTH ATLANTIC BIGHT and sustaining an abundant food web. Even today, the shelf off Georgia is still in the process of being discovered and mapped by marine biologists and oceanographcrs.

It seems clear that the relatively small area of these shelf floor outcroppings in relation toFile Size: 2MB.

A Field Guide to North Atlantic Wildlife Marine Mammals, Seabirds, Fish, and Other Sealife. whale-watch or bird-watch for recreation along the eastern seaboard of the United States [ ] By helping educate the public about marine life, Proctor and Lynch are promoting stewardship of our natural resources.

– Northeastern Naturalist. Cape Pigeon (Daption capense), Wondering Albatross (Diomedea exulans), and young Giant Petrel (Macronectes halli); New Zealand, South Island, Kaikoura; August 3. Pelagic birds are seabirds that spend most of their time (except when they are nesting) on the ocean away from land.

Examples of pelagic birds include albatross, petrels, shearwaters, storm-petrels, skuas, jaegers, tropicbirds, and certain terns. Pelagic fish are fish that live in the pelagic zone, not the top or the bottom, of a body of water. Some of these fish are sharks, reef fish, herrings and sardines.

on pelagic trips. Ducks, Loons, Grebes Some of the ducks commonly called seaducks must also be mentioned and some authors include loons and grebes. Phalaropes Phalaropes are actually shorebirds Family Charadriidae. Two birds: Red Phalarope, and Red-necked Phalarope breed on the tundra and winter on the open ocean usually close to shore.

Birds usually seen on pelagic trips from New England. Includes: Shearwaters, Storm-petrels, Gannets, Alcids, Pelagic Gulls and Terns, Jaegers, Skuas. How to identify them and when and where to look for them. Seabird breeding colonies in Maine and Maritime Canada Colonies.

Outer Banks, NC Saturday, 6 July All day Fee: $ (includes gratuity, participants are responsible for accommodation) In an earlier post, Audubon Society of Northern Virginia advertised a two-part workshop on marine birds and mammals of the Southeastern United States.

There is no requirement to take these workshops to attend the field trip, however registrants for the class have .- the more pelagic the species' habits tend to be 1.

small clutches - highly pelagic birds produce only one egg 2. slow growing young (twice as long in sooty tern) 3. delayed reproductive maturity (3 to 7 yrs) 4. extreme longevity (gulls - 20 to 30 yrs, albatross to 60 yrs).Pelagic birds have exceptionally long, thin wings that allow them to fly effortlessly for long periods without rest.

In fact, the wandering albatross has the longest wingspan of any bird in the world ( feet from wingtip to wingtip), and the gray-headed albatross holds the record for the fastest level flight of any bird (79 miles per hour).